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Sivenius, Ari; Friman, Iina – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2020
This article describes the role of an arts-based research project in the lives of young people participating in a youth workshop. The participants shared stories about their past, present and future with words and pictures. We sought to answer the question: What is the meaning of looking at one's own life story in the context of a communal art…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Workshops, Art Activities, Writing Assignments
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Lehtonen, Anna; Österlind, Eva; Viirret, Tuija Leena – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2020
In this article, we argue that drama can serve as an interconnecting method for climate change education. In this study, we elaborate the practice of drama and participation experiences through three drama workshops: 1) process drama work on the global, social, and individual aspects of climate change, 2) outdoor drama practice on relations to…
Descriptors: Drama, Climate, Sustainability, Environmental Education
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Moilanen, Jaakko Henrik; Mertala, Pekka-Oskari – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2020
Research that examines generalist preservice teachers' memories from the viewpoint of a specific subject is scarce. As generalist teachers' self-efficacy varies between subjects, subject-oriented research is needed. This qualitative study explores the meaningful memories of visual arts education for twenty-one preservice generalist teachers in…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, Memory, Self Efficacy
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Jusslin, Sofia; Østern, Tone Pernille – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2020
This study investigates the collaboration between two teachers, a dance teaching artist, and a researcher within an educational design research project, that integrated creative dance into fifth-graders' reading and writing processes. To study this design team, we draw on the theoretical field of new materialism and the methodological field of…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Cooperation, Teacher Collaboration, Dance Education
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Kallio, Alexis Anja; Länsman, Hildá – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2018
The Indigenized arts-based inquiry reported in this article addresses matters of equality in Finland's extracurricular arts education system, as experienced by Indigenous Sami artists, arts educators, scholars, and community leaders. Challenging national narratives of cultural homogeneity and egalitarianism, this research identifies aspects of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Culturally Relevant Education, Equal Education
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Ruokonen, Inkeri; Eldridge, Laurie – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
The aim of this case study was to discover how three Sami artists present their culture in their arts and how their art grows from Sami traditions. Our first purpose was to find out how they use their art forms' roots to create new ideas. The other purpose of this study was to bring into discussion the importance of a minority culture's arts in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Artists, Indigenous Populations, Ethnic Groups
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Martikainen, Jari – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
Inspired by the affective and sensory turns in the paradigm of art history, this article discusses making pictures as a method of teaching art history in Finnish Upper Secondary Vocational Education and Training (Qualification in Visual Expression, Study Programmes in Visual and Media Arts and Photography). A total of 25 students majoring in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art History, Visual Aids, Teaching Methods
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Pöllänen, Sinikka; Ruotsalainen, Kati – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
The aim of this study was to investigate the ways in which textile materials and techniques are expressed in contemporary art in Finland. The first phase of data collection was to identify a population of Finnish artists who use textile craft-based forms in their art and who produce their works themselves. After that, six discretionary selected…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Activities, Handicrafts, Art Products
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Rissanen, Mari-Jatta – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
This article reports a study on an encounter between preschoolers and contemporary photography. The article has two aims: first, it elucidates preschoolers' meaning-making when viewing photographs, and second, it investigates the possible benefits of using contemporary photography as a forum for prompting children's aesthetic agency in early…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Photography, Constructivism (Learning)
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Ansio, Hei; Seppälä, Piia; Houni, Pia – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
This qualitative research discusses a Finnish community music project aimed at school pupils with disabilities. The practices of this project define community music as community-driven, goal-oriented participatory music-making with a musician as a facilitator. Instead of the effects on pupils, this research investigates the project's impacts on…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience
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Nevanen, Saila; Juvonen, Antti; Ruismaki, Heikki – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2011
In this article we explore the realisation of an art education project as multiprofessional cooperation. The multiprofessional collaboration pair in this study consisted of an artist working together with a teacher. This resulted in activities, which all actors, artists, teachers and administrators saw to be at an especially high level, both…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Cooperation, Artists, Preschool Teachers